03-03-12 Update: Fatal Crash, I-184 & Curtis
Boise, March 3, 2012 - Boise Police continue to
investigate a horrible car crash that happened early this morning
on the Curtis off ramp from the I-184 connector.
Involved: The crash involved a
single car, a 2002 Silver Lexus 4-door with five people inside ages
17 - 19, three boys and two girls.
Fatality/Injuries: One person
was killed instantly in the crash. Three others, including the
driver remain hospitalized with what officers have been told
are life-threatening injuries.
Cause: What caused the crash
remains under investigation, but officers are certain excessive
speed was a contributing factor.
The name of the young man killed is being
released by Boise Police In cooperation with the Ada County
Deceased: Scott R. Hyde, 18 of
Investigating officers believe Scott was in the
back seat of the car.
Seat Belts: Boise Police Crash
Reconstruction experts say it appears 4 of the 5 occupants of the
car, including the deceased and the three hospitalized with
life-threatening injuries, were not wearing seat belts.
The only occupant who appears to have been
buckled in was the front seat passenger. She suffered non-life
threatening injuries. Because she is a juvenile, no further
information is available on her condition or status.
What Happened: The crash was
reported at 1:22 this morning. When officers got to the
scene at N. Curtis Rd and Opohonga Street, just north of the
connector, they found a single car that had struck a
cement wall at a high rate of speed. The violence of the impact
scattered debris from the crash over a very large area. The cement
wall itself was also damaged. Boise firefighters had to extricate
both front seat occupants.
officers are asking anyone who may have seen the silver 4-door
Lexus to contact them. Officers believe the Lexus traveled up Front
Street to I-184 possibly via Broadway or Boise Ave. Anyone who
may have seen the Lexus prior to the crash is urged to call